• Research Data Specialist - Breast Oncology

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 2 months ago(8/1/2019 7:45 AM)
    Job ID
    Clinical Research
    full time
  • Overview

    Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

    The Research Data Specialist will support the clinical research program in the areas of data collection, computing, and database organization. Duties include the examination, synthesis, and evaluation of medical records; the abstraction and recording of pertinent medical information; and the monitoring of patient status.



    • Maintaining on-going communications with Information Services and physicians and staff for data collection needs.
    • Reviewing and abstracting the medical records for patients. Entering the clinical data into the corresponding databases.
    • Accessing patient demographic and clinical information from the clinical systems. Entering information into the database.
    • Reviewing data for quality and completeness using reporting software.
    • Assist principal investigators and staff in the creation of data reports for quality assurance measures.
    • Coordinates the collection, processing, organization, and storage of biological specimens including maintenance of electronic specimen tracking systems (STIP) and laboratory binders.
    • May be responsible for IRB and regulatory submissions and maintenance of regulatory files.


    • Bachelor's Degree required.
    • 0-1 year of related experience preferred. Experience working in a medical or scientific research setting or comparable technology orientated business environment preferred.
    • Computer skills, including proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products, required.
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills required.
    • Strong interpersonal skills - ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff and external contacts.
    • Must be detail oriented and have the ability to follow-through.
    • Ability to effectively manage time and prioritize workload.
    • Must practice discretion and adhere to institutional confidentiality guidelines at all times.

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.


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